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Slides from October's event "The UX Design Process: Unplugged"

Posted: October 23rd, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »

Had a visit recently from an appliance repair technician? If so, you’ll appreciate how even this profession has gone digital, with devices for ordering parts and processing invoices from inside customers’ homes. At last week’s event, Sandra Loop of Sybase iAnywhere led a discussion about the process of designing for the user experience. And to make things interesting, she grounded our discussion in a case study: design the user interface of a new mobile device for appliance repair technicians.

Below, you’ll find Sandra’s slides. They include a list of UX-related activities that we identified and discussed (some at length) during the presentation. Thanks again for a fun and very interactive session, Sandra!

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Posting User Experience jobs in the Waterloo region

Posted: October 16th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Jobs | 4 Comments »

Our plan for this site is to add a “Jobs” page, with listings or pointers to UX-related jobs in the area. If you’re an employer and would like to promote an open position with your organization, please send your job posting to the UX group coordinators. We’ll get it online for you.

DesignCampWaterloo on November 8

Posted: October 16th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »

November 8 is World Usability Day. If you’d like to participate locally, look no further than DesignCampWaterloo on the UW campus from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Details follow.

What is DesignCampWaterloo?

DesignCampWaterloo is an informal, open-forum opportunity for student, professional and academic enthusiasts to gather, talk, and show off their work to like-minded folks. If you’ve got digital designs – web, interface, or graphic – we want to see ‘em. If you don’t, we still want to see you! Being an open forum event, DesignCamp is as much about the audience as it is about the presenters.

This year, DesignCamp is proud to be hosted by World Usability Day 2007 and to welcome WIHIR as our Design Challenge presenters.

DesignCamp is a great opportunity to show off innovative work, get feedback from the audience, and connect with fellow designers. Plus, it’s a great chance for students to meet potential employers from some of Waterloo’s best companies.

When is DesignCampWaterloo?

Thursday, November 8, 2007
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
University of Waterloo
Student Life Centre

How much does DesignCampWaterloo cost?

Nothing! DesignCampWaterloo is free and open to everyone who is interested. (Really! Everyone!)

8th Annual Human Factors Inter-University Workshop

Posted: October 1st, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Events | No Comments »

The region’s hopping these days with UX-related events. Aside from our own monthly events, there’s Design Camp Waterloo on November 8 (planned nicely to coordinate with World Usability Day) and now the Human Factors Inter-University Workshop at UW. Here are the details as provided by Jennifer Jeon of the Advanced Interface Design Lab (AIDL).


We would like to invite you to join us at the 8th Annual Human Factors Inter-University Workshop hosted by the University of Waterloo. This workshop is an informative yet informal event held yearly, bringing students and researchers together from local area institutions to share research progress and ideas in human factors engineering.

Date and location

November 17, 2007
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Centre for Environmental and Information Technologies
EIT Room 1105
University of Waterloo


Registration for this full-day workshop is free! You just need to register by sending an email to with your name and affiliation by October 12, 2007.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact us by email if your company is interested in sponsoring this event.